phases of the moon

Graphic Ratings of the Phases of the Moon

I have been noticing that certain phases of the moon produce pleasing shapes and those shapes get used in paintings, photos, and graphic designs.

But there is another set of phrases, just above the half moon, up to just below the full moon that are not great shapes.

They are lumpy. They look like potatoes. You won’t see them in romantic paintings.

I have not been able to generalize this into any great principle about life or graphics… Just something I noticed.